The 6550 Pro added the final touches to this Cornhole Board. You can personalize anything with this machine.
Well folks, our YH 6550-PRO 80W arrived the other day and we got it assembled last night. Today, we put it head to head in a cut test against my YH 65100 40W.
Don't mind the workshop .... we're in the process of getting ready to move all the equipment out of the house and into our new insulated shed.
The wood used was 3mm Baltic Birch (Approximately 2.7mm on my callipers). Both pieces were cut from the same 5x5 sheet into 20" squares for our use.
The following settings were used for single pass drop-through cuts for each machine:
YH 6550-Pro Settings: 200mm/min @ 80%
YH 65100 (40W) Settings: 60mm/min @ 80%
YH 6550-Pro (80W) - 8:06 to complete
YH 65100 40W - 21:23 to complete
TLDR; The 80W laser is about 2.6x faster for cutting than the 40W laser.
Hope you enjoyed the comparison!!
Laser engraving is a form of pyrography, or "wood burning" - with greater precision and flexibility in materials that can be engraved.
Laser engravers work by using a high-intensity light beam to "burn" the material, producing designs on the material by burning or reacting with the material.
Laser engravers utilize various software to "translate" the desired design into machine code, which is then sent to the machine.
Laser engravers can be used for several project types - photo engraving, sign making, plaques, personalization of items, advertising,...almost anything your imagination will support!
Yes! Laser engraving physically burns the material, leaving a permanent marking on the material. The burn depth is controlled by adjusting the speed and power of the laser.
Several materials should NEVER be laser engraved or cut:
Yes, depending on laser output power.
Our 6550-Pro can cut thin woods (up to 8mm) using the included air assist system.
Our CO2 lasers can cut at higher speeds and also utilize an air assist system
Depending on wood thickness, multiple passes may be required for cutting.
All woods can be engraved and cut; however, better results can be achieved with softer woods such as birch, basswood, and balsa.
For engraving photos, text, and other such designs, wood with "open" grains or light grain patterns is used. Wood with significant grain will cause uneven burning.
Diode lasers can engrave on coated non-ferrous metals only, removing the coating from the underlying metal. To engrave on most common metals, a Fiber laser is required.
Engraving tumblers will require the use of a rotary accessory - we recommend either the 4th Axis Rotary Module (pencils, tumblers) or the TLC Rotary Attachment (tumblers, fragile items like wine glasses or vases).
This will allow the tumbler to rotate beneath the laser, engraving the design on the curved surface.
Yes! Many of our customers have started successful businesses with their laser engravers.
Your laser engraver can be used to make custom signs, photo plaques, jewelry, and more. Check out our Reviews page for examples of customer projects.
While there are many similarities, laser engravers and routers have some significant differences.
A CNC router will have a motorized Z axis and a spindle motor for operating router bits.
A laser engraver will typically not have a motorized Z axis and is not capable of operating a spindle motor or using router bits.
Please note that many of our CNC router machines do have the capability to mount a diode laser module, allowing the machine to serve multiple purposes.
The most critical factor in purchasing a laser engraver is your intended usage. There are many power levels available in laser engravers, so you will want to ensure that your machine can engrave on the materials you wish to work with efficiently. Lower power lasers may not be capable of engraving on all surfaces, so we advise planning for future growth, as we're sure you will enjoy your laser engraver and want to move on to larger projects.
Another critical factor in purchasing is the post-sales support offered - YoraHome provides multiple support options for our customers, and we want to ensure that you are successful with your new machine. Beware of sellers that don't offer support beyond an email "black hole"!
We understand there are many laser engraver options on the market - many of which will require additional accessories for optimum performance.
This is why we have worked to make the 6550-Pro (65x50cm|26x20in working area) the best deal on the market by including items that are usually added for extra cost:
All this and more make the 6550-Pro a true "All In One" machine!
We are out developing new upgrades and some of the most unique products in the world – and we back it up with our unbeatable 40 Day Guarantee.
If you don’t have a happy experience, we will do whatever it takes to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. Feel free to contact us for any assistance you might need.
YoraHome warrants its CO2 and Fiber Laser Engravers against defects in materials or workmanship for two (2) years from the original date of receipt.
CNC routers, diode laser engravers, drawing/writing robots, and 3D printers are warranted for one (1) year. More details here.
The support we offer is second to none – users rave about how we don’t rest until every issue is solved to their satisfaction.
We love our customers. We take care of each one of them.
We offer support via email, chat, phone, video conferencing, our rich knowledge base, and our excellent Facebook group and CNC forum.
This is a lot of fun. My wife set up the machine and was up and running in less than 2 hours. YoraHome machines and accessories are fantastic, and the support you get is beyond fantastic. We are very happy to be part of the YoraHome family.